Cheryl’s research examines the interplay between social psychological theoretical perspectives and social issues. Much of her research examines the self and social identity; particularly from the perspective of members of socially marginalized groups. Some domains of interest include diversity, immigration, social inequality, and employment discrimination law. Her research incorporates a variety of perspectives and methods from psychology and related disciplines, including political science, law, and sociology. Cheryl's research been supported by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. Cheryl is a recipient of the SAGE Young Scholars Award, the James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award, and SPSSI’s Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize.